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Tojiro Shirogami ITK Petty 120mm
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Tojiro Shirogami ITK Petty 120mm

Item #: F-691

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5 out of 5 based on 7 reviews)

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Our Price: $40.00
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The Tojiro ITK 120mm petty is a great little knife for a great little price. This petty is the smallest in this line of knives made exclusively for Chefknivestogo.com (the ITK moniker stands for "In The Kitchen").

This knife is made with Shirogami white #2 steel and features what is called a kurouchi finish, which is a rustic rough black finish on the top of the knife blade. Being a carbon steel knife, this knife is reactive. Many people love reactive knives for the colored patinas these knives develop over time, though extra care is needed to ensure they do not rust. Carbon steels are also admired for their ability to take a sharp edge, and this petty is no exception, making quick work of small delicate jobs like peeling vegetables and trimming meat. The hardness of this steel means that sharpened edges will last a decent amount of time, though they can be damaged easily if not stored and handled properly.

The handle of this petty is made from ho wood, which is a traditional handle material in Japan. The ferrule is black plastic, which is partly how this knife can be priced so aggressively. This little petty is a great addition to any collection of knives, and especially for those looking to experiment with reactive carbon steels.

  • Weight: 1.8 ounces
  • Blade Length: 115 mm
  • Overall Length: 230 mm
  • Spine Thickness at heel: 2.2 mm
  • Blade Height: 31.8 mm

  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    5  Excellent First Japanese Petty Knife, September 4, 2019
    Posted By: Dave - verified customer

    I purchased the Tojiro Shirogami ITK Petty knife around a month ago. My first impression was that the knife was shipped with a well-honed and decently sharp edge. Construction was very solid. There were no gaps from the handle to the bolster. The handle was well-shaped and sanded, showing no signs of splintering or cracking. I was able to drag the knife across my nail without sensing any defect in the edge. It sliced/cut/diced carrots, tomatoes, peppers, onions and olives with extreme ease. The edge seemed extremely durable, so I stropped it with black, then white, then green, and finally red stropping compound. Itís now so sharp that I can drop a cherry tomato on the blade from around 8Ē (~20cm) and it will split the tomato. Iíve kept it well-washed, dried, and oiled since purchase and the steel shows no signs of rusting or other corrosion. Overall, Iím incredibly pleased with this knife, as itís my first Japanese knife.

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    5  great value, August 8, 2019
    Posted By: Andy - verified customer

    Nice appearance, extremely sharp. Not the highest quality of 'fit & finish'. But a great value for the price.

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    5  Great knife, July 12, 2019
    Posted By: Nick - verified customer

    Very nice knife for the price. Fit and finish nicer than expected, considering the negative comments I've read elsewhere about tojiro knives. The wood on the handle is a little coarse but could easily be coated. Blade was very sharp out of the box. Cladding left some black residue on fruit, but happened less and less the more I used the knife -- likely because of a better patina forming.

    Would recommend


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    5  Tojiro Shirogami ITK Petty 120 mm, July 1, 2019
    Posted By: Pat - verified customer

    This is a great knife - especially for the entry level price. The edge is a little chippy, though, if you are not used to less thinly ground blades. Keep that in mind as you choose for your purposes. It and the 240 mm Kiritsuke from the same line are my first Japanese cutlery. I'm just used to a little more durability from the less thinly ground knives i've used in teh past. The tradeoff with the thin grind is super potential for sharpness. It and the Kiritsuke of the same line I got came WICKEDLY sharp out of the box and a short session on a strop put them in the unbelievable category. I've only cut veggies and am probably not being careful enough on the cutting board. It makes a really good paring knife and general prep knife. Overall, I would definitely recommend and purchase again.

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    5  Iím impressed., March 17, 2019
    Posted By: Tom Dickinson

    Just got this knife and the blade is nice and stiff. The handle is D shaped and I am a lefty but thatís okay. Iím very happy with my purchase.

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    5  Great Knife, January 21, 2019
    Posted By: Ed
    1 people found this review helpful

    Awesome little knife gets crazy sharp. I have 4 that I put new handles on and use for steak knives. Best steak knives ever. The guests love them..

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    2  Meh, December 18, 2018
    Posted By: Dan
    1 people found this review helpful

    Blade is pretty sharp out the box but the handle feels like it's about to snap off at any given moment. It was crooked when I opened it meaning if the handle was straight the blade was at a 45 degree angle so I bent it back to be straight which probably messed up the handle even more. Save your money or spend more money for a better knife.
    P.S. customer service here is fantastic and they rock, simply this knife is rubbish.


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